Description and general Information:
Morina longifolia is a perennial species from the Himalayas, Kashmir to Bhutan, growing on stony slopes up to 4000m. Plants produce a basal rosette of lemon-scented, shiny, elongate leaves that have spiny-tipped serrations. Overall they appear similar to Canada thistle. The flower stems arise early to mid-season, to a height of 90 cm and are topped with a spike of white to pink flowers. Flowers are produced in whorls. Individual flowers have 5 petals and are produced at the end of a narrow tube. The white flowers turn pink once they are pollinated, primarily by moths.
This sun-loving species may be grown...